The Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development is an international and interdisciplinary research center at the University of Zurich, measuring itself against the highest international standards. Theory-driven and empirically grounded projects define the research orientation. The Center’s research program is defined by main research domains, each organized around a long-term core project and a number of related smaller studies. Research-based recommendations of practical relevance are part of the Center’s scientific profile. For the enhancement of scientific exchange, the Center is committed to organize and host international and national symposia.